Since most of you may already have seen around, the Gémeos, Blu and SAM3 facades are over and this is the right time to get them back. I’m bringing the final pics from what can be found for anyone who visits the street, but in addition I’m also providing the info behind this project. CRONO is the name, and has just kicked of with some of the biggest names in the street art world. It was a wonderful experience to have met all these artists and this was just the beginning, so jump inside to know all about it.
When ideas start to take form
This initiative is born from a challenge brought by Pedro Soares Neves (urban designer), Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (artist) and Angelo Milano (FAME Festival creator) to national and international Urban Artists in the graffiti panorama, street art e other expressive forms that exist in the collective space.
The project vision
A route of Urban Art in Lisboa
12 Months, 4 seasons, 16 Artists
June 2010 | June 2011
‘Crono’ is born from a commitment with Urban Art based on the premise that we are all so ephemeral as all our creations – a way of thinking about Time and enhancing a new dimension of the city: the city as a living organism that is built and created in a spontaneous, natural and free way. It’s in this dynamic/spirit of appropriation of spaces of Lisbon, in four stages that correspond to the four seasons, that will be developed paintings of urban impact and different urban environments in the capital over Time.
In order to establish an urban artistic itinerary in Lisbon in four periods of the year, a selection from internationally renowned artists are invited to develop joint interventions with Portuguese artists and local communities in a process of ‘urban curator’ process, which has the support of the City Hall to provide spaces in the city for this purpose.
What happened during the past week
Summer is the season that marks the beginning of the project with the first intervention of Os Gémeos (Brasil), Blu (Italy) and SAM3 (Spain) on 2 inhabited buildings in Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo (Picoas subway station), and with local artist like Nomen, Sen, Risko, Smile, Mar, Kreyz, Hium, Slap, Kola, Coyo, Pariz, Glam, Maria Imaginário, Dibe, f+nzp and more in one mural next to Amoreiras, Campo Ourique (old Abraço mural, Rua José Ferreira).
Os Gémeos, BLU and SAM3